York Zero Post. The centre of York station was the Zero Point for the measurement of ten of the North Eastern Railway's lines, including those to Beverley, Harrogate, Newcastle, Normanton and Scarborough. This replica Zero Post was erected by the North Eastern Railway Association with financial assistance from The Railway Heritage Trust and the Ken Hoole Trust to mark the 150th anniversary of the formation of the NER on 31st July 1854. It was unveiled by Sir William McAlpine, Bt., Chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, on 31st July 2004